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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. Notreknip

    Notreknip Senior member

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    I thought I saw a pre-order (and ETA) for some plaza wingtip non-speed-lace boots in #8 (and another boot) about 3 weeks ago through LSH (i.e. LSW/LSBH). I can't find any trace of this now.

    I have a feeling I missed the pre-order, but I will 100% buy a 9D if I can find them.

    Anyone have this same dream?
     
  2. velomane

    velomane Senior member

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    I thought I saw a pre-order (and ETA) for some plaza wingtip non-speed-lace boots in #8 (and another boot) about 3 weeks ago through LSH (i.e. LSW/LSBH). I can't find any trace of this now.

    I have a feeling I missed the pre-order, but I will 100% buy a 9D if I can find them.

    Anyone have this same dream?


    I'd email Tom if I were you. 9D would be a standard part of the order, hence he could set aside a pair for you.
     
  3. stylenoob718

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    thoughts? thinking about getting them. these are the ones made for jcrew.
     
  4. Ahab

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    thoughts? thinking about getting them. these are the ones made for jcrew.

    I like them a lot but I am moving away from speed hooks as a general preference.

    If I bought those and bought them from jcrew I would wait for a sale.
     
  5. lagsun

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    Anyone have these wingtip boots in scotch grain from Shoemart? http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-men..._calfskin.html Not sure what my next purchase will be and whether I want to shell out (pardon the pun) $600+ for cordovan boots. However the Leather Soul #8 PTB boots with crepe soles are looking mighty nice...
     
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  7. stylenoob718

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    I like them a lot but I am moving away from speed hooks as a general preference. If I bought those and bought them from jcrew I would wait for a sale.
    sorry bit of a noob, what are speed hooks? do you think they'll go on sale? not in a rush to get them (I have some DBs that are ok) so ya I'd love to get them at least for a little cheaper. I'm just not familiar with jcrew's policy on 3rd party brand items and sales. edit:: I see the speed hooks now, they were hard to see before and because of that I didn't know what you meant haha
     
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    speed hooks are the 8 metal pieces the lace wraps around at the top as opposed to regular eyelets toward the bottom. They are there for convenience for lacing but sometimes don't look as good compared to all eyelets instead.
     
  9. Trapp

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    Anyone know if it's possible to identify the age of Aldens using the numbers printed inside the boot (5h28 0003)? I have this older pair of 405's with the duck lining and was wondering when they were produced.




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  10. joz411no

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    Anyone have these wingtip boots in scotch grain from Shoemart? http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-men..._calfskin.html Yes, and I quite like them.
    Thanks. Any action pics [​IMG] Trying to decide on these or getting the brown calf on barrie last (to replace the ones on Leydon last I just sold).
     
  12. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    To owners of the kudu Indy with the lug sole, how do they handle in snow?
     
  13. sockpuppets

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    sorry bit of a noob, what are speed hooks?

    do you think they'll go on sale? not in a rush to get them (I have some DBs that are ok) so ya I'd love to get them at least for a little cheaper. I'm just not familiar with jcrew's policy on 3rd party brand items and sales.

    edit:: I see the speed hooks now, they were hard to see before and because of that I didn't know what you meant haha


    Get a 20% off coupon off ebay. buy shoes.
     
  14. joz411no

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    Thanks. Any action pics [​IMG]

    Trying to decide on these or getting the brown calf on barrie last (to replace the ones on Leydon last I just sold).



    None yet. I'll try to post ASAP. I must warn you though, I have a wider foot and had to order my size in a special make-up through ShoeMart. 10.5EE. I'll try to have them up before the night is through. The only thing that could have made them better is Scotch Grain, color #8 shell.
     
  15. skrooler

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    Looking at the Alden Chukka on the Barrie last.

    If a 11.5 D on the Hampton Last fits me perfectly, would 11 D on Barrie be perfect?


    Theoretically, yes. I find the barrie to be a true D though, if you're wide in the least bit you're going to have a problem.

    Just want to confirm, the 11 D Barrie fits me pretty well. Its a little more snug then the 11.5 D Hampton, but not too snug.
     
  16. rick

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    thoughts? thinking about getting them. these are the ones made for jcrew.


    i have them and love them a must have
     
  17. flyguy7

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    ^I was flipping fast as hell through the august catalogue they sent out and then I just froze on those cordovan boots. Something feels wrong about dropping $5--+ on a j.crew boot though
     
  18. makewayhomer

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    I just cant get over that stitch running all the way back on the boots. ugly.
     
  19. Dewey

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    I just cant get over that stitch running all the way back on the boots. ugly.

    some kind of stitch or decoration along the heel is a common feature on boots. probably the heel area below the stitch is re-inforced compared to the leather around the ankle, and the boots are going to crease there as they mold to your ankle. maybe you don't like the stitch. that's cool. but it is as daring a style decision as a cap toe. hardly something to call them out on. might as well complain that the boot has a heel or eyelets.
     
  20. makewayhomer

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    some kind of stitch or decoration along the heel is a common feature on boots. probably the heel area below the stitch is re-inforced compared to the leather around the ankle, and the boots are going to crease there as they mold to your ankle. maybe you don't like the stitch. that's cool. but it is as daring a style decision as a cap toe. hardly something to call them out on. might as well complain that the boot has a heel or eyelets.
    eh, I guess I would just really prefer a stitch around the side, like the broguing in a typical shortwing, or a vertical stitch at the back of the boot. ie [​IMG]
     
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